Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz o Las trampas de la fe

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz o Las trampas de la fe Sor Juana Or, the Traps of Faith is an important piece of Mexican literary history Where else, in just one tome, will you find the country s second best poet paying homage to its first best poet Nevermind that the book is eternally long it s curious that a so called biography on Sor Juana is only a hundred pages shorter than my volume of her complete works and in a lot of ways is about Paz and his views on poetry and nationhood really, we know so little about Sor Juana much of Paz s biography would be better termed educated speculation Sorjuanistas, especially of the feminist variety, have problems with some of Paz s interpretations indeed, it s fair to note that Mexico s lone Nobel winner has particular and sometimes peculiar perspectives on Latin America and what constitutes literary merit, and he perhaps overextends the connection he sees between the nun and pursued 20th century figures he admires like, say, Leon Trotsky Anyway, after spending five months reading the book, I feel like I should have wiser, profound thoughts Suffice it to say, if you re committed to Sor Juana, Octavio Paz or Mexican poetry, you d be a fool to pass up this essential volume. Las Trampas de la Fe de Octavio Paz es un ensayo luminoso y valiente sobre una mujer que, escondida tras el h bito impuesto por la sociedad mexicana novohispana, le regal a M xico identidad, poes a y astucia por partes iguales Un obra maestra que desvela a Sor Juana In s de la Cruz, como mariposa, con la paciencia de un entom logo de la lengua que s lo la mirada aguda y la palabra precisa del Nobel mexicano podr a lograr Ensayo tanto o m s importante para entender el desarrollo de la naci n mexicana como lo es El Laberinto de la Soledad , en estas trampas, Paz desvela que la vocaci n del arte es, en nuestra tierra, un tesoro casi inagotable e inaccesible, pero a la vez cre ble y deslumbrante gestado en la soledad de una celda de una monja de clausura. I didn t know about the author, Octavio Paz, until I found this book A friend who noticed me reading it said, Oh Octavio Paz in a tone that made me think the author is bigger than his subject His writing explained things about culture and the arts that I d never considered Very cool author very tragic subject The life and work of Juana Ines can be summed up in a single sentence Knowledge is a transgression committed by a solitary hero who then is punished Octavio Paz Los homenajes a Paz a diez a os de su muerte me han hecho, ahora, recordar la lectura de Sor Juana In s de la Cruz o las trampas de la fe Le el libro, regalo de Martha Ordaz, en 1997 Martha, siempre atenta, me invit a desayunar al Samborns de los Azulejos y acabado el desayuno me dijo Quiero regalarte un libro, escoge V el de Paz, que ten a ganas de leer y me lo dio Fue un regalo oportun simo Ten a en esa poca ganas y necesidad de una lectura as.Al d a siguiente del regalo sal de vacaciones con mis hijos, primero a Ixtapa y luego a Tequisquiapan Durante esos d as estuve leyendo el libro de Paz Me levantaba temprano, corr a por la playa o por las veredas de caballos de Tequisquiapan, al regreso me ba aba, desayunaba y me pon a a leer En la carrera de cada ma ana iba recordando la lectura del d a anterior y viendo la trascendencia de lo escrito por Paz, m s all de la biograf a de Sor Juana, como un ensayo filos fico, donde su autor iba desarrollando conceptos universales.Realic la lectura del libro con un marcador amarillo en la mano y un l piz Con el marcador se alaba las frases que me llamaban la atenci n, por alguna raz n con el l piz comentaba a veces en el margen del libro alguna idea de Paz, o la rebat a, como por ejemplo su opini n sobre la ciencia de Sig enza y G ngora Mariana, que me ve a escribir en el libro me pregunt Pap por qu rayas el libro Por que es conversar con el autor, le contest En alg n momento dej el libro al lado de la silla de playa en la que estaba leyendo y me met a la alberca, cuando sal , v escrito en la ltima p gina del libro, con el mismo l piz, que yo usaba, la frase Escribir en los libros es dialogar con los autores Era la letra de Mariana El libro, con esta frase de mi hija, con todos sus subrayados y mis comentarios esta en mi rec mara, en uno de los libreros laterales A veces cuando estoy cansado, tomo el libro, lo abro al azar y leo algunas de las frases subrayadas, me relajo y lo vuelvo a cerrar Para compartir de alguna manera esa lectura entra able, copio aqu algunas de las frases que subray y alg n comentario Espero que tengan sentido en s mismas estas frases sacadas del contexto del libro, que hablan de la pol tica, de la creatividad, de la literatura, del amor y de la soledad del artista Temas, todos, que tocaban muy de cerca a Paz, sin duda y a los cuales la figura egregia de Sor Juana dio motivo literario Espero las encuentren interesantes Pluralismo, patrimonialismo y equilibrio de fuerzas ning n virrey de Nueva Espa a tuvo el poder que tiene el presidente de M xico P 41 La puerta por donde salen las divinidades es la puerta de entrada de otras divinidades P 52 Las paranomasias El Ingl s con frascos frescos ebrio con su baba beba y haga de la gula gala que con l se trata treta.P.83 El mundo de los libros es un mundo de elegidos P 117 El conocimiento es una trasgresi n cometida por un h roe solitario que luego ser castigado Anot Paz pensando en s mismo P.124 Aunque originado en el cuerpo e indisolublemente ligado a l, la esencia del amor es espiritual P.137 El tema de la gloria en la derrota Anot Le n Felipe en el Canto a m mismo P 160 Sosegado y mediocre, como deben ser, seg n Chuang Tseu, los buenos gobiernos P189 Es Marqu s vocablo celta que quiere decir prefecto de los caballeros P 229 El signo inequ voco de todas las decadencias es la p rdida de un proyecto nacional P 247 Ficino invent la expresi n amor plat nico y fue el primero que formul en t rminos filos ficos y sicol gicos esta variedad del amor P 279 La poes a consigue lo m s dif cil, ser inteligente y apasionada Anot Vale para las personas tambi n P 301 El cuerpo deseado se vuelve fantasma, el fantasma encarna en presencia intocable Anot Que gacho P 303 El ingenio, hecho de inteligencia y y sesnsibilidad, es una la facultad que descubre las relaciones secretas entre las cosas y las ideas y que acierta con la forma nica que las expresa P.369 El impedimento no es su feminidad sino ser el alma prisonera del cuerpo P 497 Bruno se regocijaba con la idea de un universo infinito y en esa idea hay un eco de Plat n todo lo que es, aun lo malo, es bueno Una y otra vez se repite no hya diferencias, todo es centro y todo es circunferencia Anot Borges Homero y Argos P.502 Pasi n ret rica, enamorada de s misma P.515 El se or que ha llovido tan abundantemente beneficios positivos en lo natural sobreV.md Anot uso interesante de un verbo defectivo P 519 Si la humildad es muchas veces m scara de la soberbia, qu decir de la castidad Anot P y R P 530 Su caridad era desp tica, su humildad soberbia y su castidad una d bauche mental Se refiere al retrato que hace Lezamis del arzobispo Aguiar y Seijas P 532 La distinci n siempre acarrea castigos Anot La Conjura de los Necios Kennedy P 545 La soberbia que se transforma insensiblemente en rebeld a P 555 La imaginaci n es la facultad de descubrir en lo semejante lo nico y distinto la gran limitaci n iba a escribir el pecado de esp ritus como Nu z de Miranda es justamente la falta de imaginaci n Esa es tambi n su gran fuerza Anot La fuerza es en realidad la falta de imaginaci n de los dem s P 591 Con todo el rigor hist rico y ling stico sumado a la profundidad anal tica y asociativa que caracteriza a nuestro premio Nobel, Paz nos envuelve en un viaje por el tiempo, por las emociones y letras que rodearon a Juana Ines para dar un retrato fiel o el m s fiel de nuestra poetisa mexicana Paz analiza tambien las razones por las que Sor Juana es nica en su contexto y en el nuestro y de como aport elementos nicos para restituirla en la literatura universal. This is the sort of book that made me want to study literature in college Very little is known about Sor Juana s life, but Paz makes the seventeenth century Mexican nun come alive through historical interpretation, psychological speculations, and very close readings of many of her poems The book is based on his lecture courses at Harvard and the Colegio Nacional Paz s Sor Juana is a female intellectual who makes the life of the mind a vocation as full as the life of a religious If there is such a thing as a feminine temperament, in the most arresting sense of the word, it is that of Sor She fascinates us because the most extreme oppositions come together in her without ever completely blending Perhaps this is the secret of her compelling vitality few beings are as alive as she after being buried for centuries p 112 the admirable coherence and unity of those poems show that they were a response to her psychological and intellectual circumstances her cloistered life and character and her need to transcend those circumstances and to justify her life and her vocationThe obstinacy with which she insisted on being herself, her skill and her tact in surmounting obstacles, her fidelity to her inner voices, the secret and proud pertinacity that allowed her to bend without breaking, none of this was rebellion impossible in her time and her situation but it was and is an example of intelligence and will in the service of internal freedom p 297 Paz reminds us that Sor Juana s historic distance the mythology, pre Galilean astrology and medieval medical notions merely masks a sensibility that can move and inform us today I believe that modern psychological theories have merely replaced a set of fantastic principles humors, stars, spirits, affinities, and antipathies with others no less fantastic complexes, compulsions, the unconscious, archetypes In a certain way, psychology today is nothing than a translation of Renaissance psychology into modern scientific terms p 205 This book confirms Octavio Paz place as the leading thinker of 20th Century Western Civilization, and explains why his memorial service at The Metropolitan Museum in New York attracted a 2 mile long line that snaked around Central Park I m infatuated with Sor Juana Inez Mexico S Leading Poet, Essayist, And Cultural Critic Writes Of A Mexican Poet Of Another Time And Another World, The World Of Seventeenth Century New Spain His Subject Is Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz, The Most Striking Figure In All Of Spanish American Colonial Literature And One Of The Great Poets Of Her AgeHer Life Reads Like A Novel A Spirited And Precocious Girl, One Of Six Illegitimate Children, Is Sent To Live With Relatives In The Capital City She Becomes Known For Her Beauty, Wit, And Amazing Erudition, And Is Taken Into The Court As The Vicereine S Protegee For Five Years She Enjoys The Pleasures Of Life At Court Then Abruptly, At Twenty, Enters A Convent For Life Yet, No Recluse, She Transforms The Convent Locutory Into A Literary And Intellectual Salon She Amasses An Impressive Library And Collects Scientific Instruments, Reads Insatiably, Composes Poems, And Corresponds With Literati In Spain To The Consternation Of The Prelates Of The Church, She Persists In Circulating Her Poems, Redolent Of The Court Than The Cloister Her Plays Are Performed, Volumes Of Her Poetry Are Published Abroad, And Her Genius Begins To Be Recognized Throughout The Hispanic World Suddenly She Surrenders Her Books, Forswears All Literary Pursuits, And Signs In Blood A Renunciation Of Secular Learning The Rest Is Silence She Dies Two Years Later, At Forty SixOctavio Paz Has Long Been Intrigued By The Enigmas Of Sor Juana S Personality And Career Why Did She Become A Nun How Could She Renounce Her Lifelong Passion For Writing And Learning Such Questions Can Be Answered Only In The Context Of The World In Which She Lived Paz Gives A Masterly Portrayal Of The Life And Culture Of New Spain And The Political And Ideological Forces At Work In That Autocratic, Theocratic, Male Dominated Society, In Which The Subjugation Of Women Was AbsoluteJust As Paz Illuminates Sor Juana S Life By Placing It In Its Historical Setting, So He Situates Her Work In Relation To The Traditions That Nurtured It With Critical Authority He Singles Out The Qualities That Distinguish Her Work And Mark Her Uniqueness As A Poet To Paz Her Writings, Like Her Life, Epitomize The Struggle Of The Individual, And In Particular The Individual Woman, For Creative Fulfillment And Self Expression I will never forget two names Hermes Trismegisto and Athanasius Kircher The best essay by Paz that I ve read

Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity.

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  • Paperback
  • 547 pages
  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz o Las trampas de la fe
  • Octavio Paz
  • English
  • 05 March 2017
  • 9780674821064

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